My *realistic* Goodreads goals

Seeing as we are almost done with the first month of 2017 I thought it was fitting for me to set my Goodreads goals, And I’m glad I did it because a lot changed from 2016 to this year. Some of the things I plan to do this year is and that I’ve done is to set realistic goals, things that I just know I can accomplish and then once accomplished push a bit further.

 Into these goals will go the amount of books I will hopefully read since Last year I read a whooping total of 7 BOOKS! yay (not really) and like mentioned on my friday post () I’m done forcing myself to read more that I’m willing and I’m putting pleasure over quantity.
So I’ve divided my goals in a few parts, bear with me as I try to explain them to myself:

  • Amount: My goal is to read 25 books this year, small goal that if accomplished will be very exciting and if exceed thrilling. This year will hold a lot of changes in my life , grad school and a new state are probably going to put a dent on anything larger than that so that’s my goal on the reading department.
  • Money; I also set a budged for book , and that my friends is a first. I wont spend more that 20-30 dollars a month (If that) on books. I’ve made the bad habit of over spending on books and I realized at the beginning of this year that my room holds more unread books than read and I have to deal with it somehow. and the only way of dealign with it is by reading them right? haha oh logic does great things to my plans when its 3 am and I’m reorganizing my room.
  • Variarity: While doing that deed reorganization i realized that mainly I’ve been reading away too much contemporary and so i decided that branching out are a most. So soon ill be making a list of books from different genres that i just have to read AND RE-READ (I’m looking at you Withering heights!)
  • Writing : Although not a “reading” goal, ill just add it here for accountability. Since I’ll be moving and I won’ t know ANYONE there I figure I will have a time to spare, I will take u writing once more and hopefully put this thoughts into paper.

2017 will be a great year in all aspects of my life (Fingers crossed) and I can’t wait to set this goals on motion. What are your reading goals? Or any goals you will try to reach this year?

Red Queen | *Late* Review from a non-fantasy reader.

BEHOLD! Red Queen has arrive. and as usual I’m extremely late.

When I say this year started with an awesome book I’m not lying. AT all. I picked up Red

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Red Queen | Published Feb 10, 2015.

Queen as a recommendation from a FB friend and to be honest I did not what to expect. But somehow the world Victoria created managed to lured me in until I had no say in the matter , and although pretty genetic, I fell completely in love with the characters.
Red queen is set into a world in which your status depends on the color of your blood (YES!) and there are only two of those; The Silvers, which were the elite and posses super powers and the ability to control the elements around them and then you had the Reds, who are the lower class making them basically into slave. Mare barrow who is a red to teh bone and has no other prospects than turning 18 and going into the Army until plans get mix up and she ends up working for the royal family as a servant. It’s not until a moment of fear that makes her and makes he unleash something she didn’t know she had. Now she’s not a red or a silver but something else, something new and more powerful. Something to fear. Living a double life she has to play the game she has to idea how to win.
The story line was very well written but I do have to say that it was confusing, The world building was lacking description and at times I felt lost. I think it could be because I couldn’t really understand in which category this book felt. I felt as if was jumping from historical fiction novel to a dystopian and then jumping back to fantasy and in a way it was that. It confined tons of elements from all of my favorite books making into something great. And I do have to say even if it doesn’t have the most original cast and plot I liked it.
Now rating it I’m conflicted, like I said it was well written and the story line entertaining but I just couldn’t stop myself from comparing this book to the hunger games, I.JUST. COULDN’T. and I guess some people have talked about the selection, book I haven’t read, but at the sometime it was different
Through out the story I found myself happy with the main characters choices which was a plus this AUTHOR killed me with her twists and I loved it. Red queen is a book that’s going to leave you guessing and wondering and you’ll love every second of it even if you feel like you read it before which is weird of me haha . I can’t wait for the next book.

Bottom line is this; red queen is light, entertaining, fast paced and confusing at time. It might take you a bit to get into it and you will probably feel like you have read this before. Now while saying this I have to point out that I enjoyed it and I’m looking forward to the next book and to know what the story hold but keep in mind that I I’m just getting into fantasy so the worlds and concepts are very new and entertaining to me.

 

Daughter Of Smoke and Bone | At last!

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Author: Laini Taylor

Length: 418

Series: Wrong

Publisher: Little brown books

Published Date: sept 27, 2011

Gender: Fantasy , YA & Fiction

Rating: ★★★★ (4 OUT OF 5)

GoodReads: WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

So I finished this book and I’ve wonder why? not in the sense of not liking it but in the sense of why didn’t I read this years ago.

I’m sure all of you have either read or seen this book by Laini Taylor, it’s the first book on a trilogy ( Don’t vote me on that) and it was published years ago. I’ve gone time and time again to the books store and seen it but to b honest Ive always felt little intimidated by the cover. I’t so beautiful and i felt as if I wasn’t prepared, but a week ago I decided that it was time and I’m glad I did.

The story is around a girl name Karou who lives in Prague. She’s 17 years old and an art student at an art academy but she also lives a life of mystery. She doesn’t remember anything of her past, she has no recollection of her parents or he life as a little kid all she remembers is Brimstone, who is not exactly human… far from it really,but even after years of living with and seeing their friends she knows there is a lot she doesn’t know about him and his life in the shadows or the dangerous missions he sends her into , he still the only family she knows and she loves him.

Her two worlds are always colliding, between her wanting to be and do things with her best friend but at the same time knowing she can exactly share her life with the people around her and follow her duty.

Magical hand prints are appearing into portal that connect her to Brimstone all around the world and is not until caos reigns that she starts to uncover what really is going on behind those door. And how Akive, the boy who is following her played apart in who she is.

I was a little thrown off with some of the descriptions of the characters just because it was so different from any angel/demon story I’ve ever read,(or my lack if the really) but surprise in a good way. I will say the encounters between Karou and Akive where what I looked forward the most. They both had a solid background story an edit was just so interesting to me to read about them.

Now, for the part i didn’t like so much. I didn’t really ilk how the flashbacks where so long, and descriptive. I do know that without them we wouldn’t have any back\ground or information and that they are necessary but if they would’ve been little shorter of more spread out between past and present I would  have enjoyed it more. but the whole one present chapter and 5 in the past at the end i felt was too much. still just a minor thing really when compared to everything else that happened here.

All in al I give this book a 4 stars. i enjoyed the characters, the interaction and just the whole execution of the idea. Beautiful throughout. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to spice things up a bit. and I can’t wait to read the other two books in the series.

HAVE YOU GUYS READ IT? if so tell me what you though of it guys.

 

 

Cinder By Marissa Meyer| Should you read it?

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Goodreads Link this has all the info to the book. Check it out! 🙂

Here it is. Recently , after months and years of seeing this book all over book stores and internet , I decided to pick up Cinder by Marissa Meyer. Through the years I’ve always thought this book was seriously overhyped by everyone who read it, and that (sadly) is the reason why I never read it. Until now.

My brain used to say “EVERYONE is reading this. Don’t be like the rest” and I listened. But this past Sunday morning something happened. While browsing through my amazon prime book thingy (Can’t remember the name really) I stumbled upon this book once again. And my brain NOW said “It’s time” Thank you brain.

Basically this are the reason why everyone should read this book and the things I liked and disliked and what I’m hoping for the rest of The Lunar chronicle series, which I’m very excited for.

  1. If you’re into fantasy,dystopian and cyborgeshingg books you’re in for a treat (I seriously have no idea what category is this placed under to be honest) BECAUSE this is a ix of that and more.
  2. If you like Fairytale re-tellings with awesome twists what are you waiting for? Read it. because this is what this is. A retelling. an awesome one at that.
  3. If you love to pretty much despise the mean guy  (or girls!?) and want to reach into the story and pull the trigger yourself or make a hoover have a crash? This is for you
  4. If you love a prince? Well, Kai is good so far. ahah
  5. If you love awesome and amazing Side-kicks such as Iko. You’ll just love her and your heart will melt Like my does whenever I think of her (Pun untended here *Wink, wink*)
  6. If you love cliffhangers that are not so bad because the next book promises to be amazing? Yup this is the one.

So if you said yes or nodded your head to any of these go ahead and read it and if you have already read it , you might as well read it again. Because…Just because. The thing that I liked the most was how it was so full of action, which I was not expecting. The main characters didn’t make annoying decisions that made me want to bang my head on a wall (except for one that is) in fact Cinder is probably the coolest Thing ever.

I like how all the characters where super funny and sarcastic I also enjoyed that romance was a mayor element of the story but it was not instalove, in fact I’m pretty sure the love is still not there taking a back sit while the main plot was taking place since the begining. ahah.

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My Spring TBR |Top Ten Tuesday

Hey you people.

As is usual I am a big fan of lists. Do I follow those lists? eh, that’s a tricky question. Because I am usually making list in life; Grocery (Even if I’m not the one buying them), Favorite songs, What I’ll eat or even about things I plan to buy in the future. because of that I tend to know what I want but it ALWAYS changes, ALWAYS.

Now when it comes to book, I’m the same. I make list of books that I’ve read, books that I’ll read but I hardly ever end up reading them when I say I want to because I’m huge mood reader, something you might already know if you have read any of my previous posts. so…i spaced out…. now I have no idea where I’m going with the list thing to be honest, other than to mention that those lists made this the easiest TTT I’ve ever participated in.

So here are the books wasnt to read this spring. will I read them? who knows, because I don’t.

  • Every last word By Tamara Ireland Stone

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  • Beauty Queens By Libba Bray

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  • A court Of Mist and fury By Sarah J mass

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  • Lady Midnight By Cassandra Clare

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  • The Rose and the Dagger By Renee Adhied 

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  • FirstLife By Gena Showalter 

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  • It Ends with us By Colleen Hoover

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  • The Boy in the striped pajamas By John Boyne

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  • The Siren By Kiera Cass

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  • Cinder By Marissa Meyer 

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These books are not set in any particular order I’m just exited to read all of them. You probably noticed how there are some that are kind of older . Yes, i advent read those hehe.

Do any of you know what you want to read this spring? if so tell me below of leave your link down there and don’t forget that TTT is hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish with weekly topics so head on over there for all that jazz! 🙂

 

Cover reveal| It ends with us By Colleen Hoover

Hello Guys,

    It’s Friday today and since Friday is a day know for it’s celebratory properties, AND last night was kind of a big deal of a night. AKA, Colleen Hoover had a lifestream thingy on Facebook and i had the pleasure of watching it and enjoying what has to be one of my favorite authors be hilarious and sarcastic in a way only she can.

While she was at it she dropped the slight, I mean HUGE, bomb of a cover reveal for her last book , “It End With Us”. safe to say I’m excited. MEGA SUPER excited. Mind you I’ve yet to read November 9, which is her last book. But ill get to it 🙂

This Book will come out On August 2nd 2016, and its published by Atria Books. Given the description and the fact that Hoover cried, CRIED while writing it I’m going to be ordering me some tissues and be prepare for this Soberest of a book. I mean all of her books have made me cry but so far Ugly Love  has takes the number one stop.

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It ends with us (Goodreads Link)

Pre-order Here:

Amazon  or Barnes and Nobel

No Blurb yet but she mentioned its about this girl name Lily and this guy who is a neurosugeron and lots of things and I’m so in love. The cover is just beautiful guys, she did say that when she saw the cover she changed a lot o the story line to reveal around it and that is so cool.

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Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of seven novels and one novella. Hoover’s novels fall into the New Adult and Young Adult categories. Hoover published her first novel, Slammed, in January 2012.

Top Ten Book If You’re in The mood For Something New Adult

Hello guys! 🙂 So welcome to march , haha.

I hope you guys are having an amazing day. It’s actually one of those day (To me) where I’m just not feeling crazy about everything. My mood has these weird tendency to fluctuate and today sone of those were I’m extremely sensitive about everything and with everyone around me.  But that’s not going to stop me from having the most productive day I can have.

So in spirit of this day, I’m doing my Top Ten books if you’re in the mood for something new adult.hosted over at The broke and the bookish (shhh, check them out of you haven’t )

I know, new adult? yeah. I’ve heard it all. New adult usually gets the backlash of  pretty much everyone, but to be honest in my opinion is not bad. Sure, there are tons of new adult books that exaggerate and have sexual situations, and okay some of them have awful ways to portrait romantic relationships, but come one, they’re not ALL that bad. In fact I do believe that as dramatic as they can be they can in some cases be a very good representation of new adults living today. We are focused, we are dramatic, we as teens think we’re all that matters and our emotions still consume us. As is the same for adult. And I’ll tell you, some adult books and young adult books have extremely damaging relationships and messages on them. so lets not demonize one gender instead lets love them all.

Okay end rant right now.  Jiji point is not every one likes them and there are some awful ones but there are some awful ones on adult and Young adult books too. The list I made are of the books I think represent the New Adult gender the best. If you’re interested they all have their Goodreads link in them and they are very fun and emotion driven books. so enjoy my little compilation of New adult books you should read.

  1. Maybe someday By Colleen Hoover  

By far my favorite colleen hoover. Of all times. and the book i would recommend to everyone. it was the reason i started learning sight language and very unique.

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2. On Dublin Street By Samantha Young

Little bit more on the “Sexy” Side compared to Maybe someday but still a great read and its in Scotland. Do I need to day more? SCOTSMAN!

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3. Wait For you By J. Lynn 

Oh I’m having trouble placing them from 1 to 10 because they’re all my favorites! Hot college Guys and tortoise and snow and cookies ❤

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4. Fangirl By Rainbow Rowell

Yes! this is a NEW ADULT book. Hello, college, over 18 and sexual tension and I adore it.

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5.  Ugly Love By Colleen Hoover 

I should tell you, she is one of my favorite authors… Just in case you’re wondering.

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6. Wallbanger By Alice Clayton

Don’t be misled my the cover, its actually a very funny reference. HEHE funny, sexy and sweet.

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7. The Last Summer (Of You and me)By Ann Brashares 

what has to be the book that initiated me into New adult book before they were even a thing. Holds good memories.

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8. Clipped Wings By Helena Hunting

Just look at that cover

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9. Loving Mr. Daniels By Brittany C. Cherry 

One of those books that just kind of touches you and are surprisingly realistic.

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10. Easy by Tammara webber 

Its not as easy as the tittle leads you to believe.

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Making this list proved to be harder than it sounded. Hope you like and check into some of these books. they are really good and entertaining.

Have a good day! 😀